Sunday Slowdown | Edition X | Eye Contact

Chinese Gardens | portland


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hi friends

happy sunday

let's slow down a little, shall we? 

Nisolo Boots

eye contact 

It was ten minutes before our party and a salsa shortage had me rushing to the grocery store. As I waited in line to purchase my massive jar of salsa verde, I noticed person after person in front of me standing in stony silence as the cashier punched buttons and handed them their receipts. They would mumble "Thanks" and rush off. 

(Now don't get me wrong, I'm not judging those people. I've behaved the same way many times. It's incredibly easy to get tunnel-visioned on our tasks and forget that every single individual we interact with has value.)

I was determined to make eye contact with the cashier when it was my turn to check out. He looked up, a little surprised I think, when I said "Hi! What are your plans for Halloween weekend?" We chatted about Stranger Things 2 for a minute and then merrily bid one another adieu. My rush was interrupted with a moment of human interaction, and you know what? I didn't even lose any time. Eye contact and a smile have never made anyone late for anything.


Couples Halloween Costume

selflessly styled this week 

Nothing new happened on the blog (or even my instagram for that matter) this week because real life was a little busy. However, I have some fun collaborations in the works that I can't wait to share with you!

In the meantime, here's a picture of Jordan and I in our Halloween party costume; we went as the Total Solar Eclipse... which was awesome when we were standing next to each other, but when we were apart, I was just the girl with a moon on her head and Jordan was the guy in yellow tights with crazy hair.

Chinese Gardens | portland

reads + sales

Here are a few blog posts that I've been enjoying this week: 

Leoti Lovely | Making Halloween Good & Green

DarlingWhy Fashion Means More Than You Might Think

VETTA | Real Women Photo Shoot

SiiZU| The True Cost of Your Silk Clothing

... and a few sales that caught my eye:

IMBY | Sale Page | I just purchased this dress which is a classic closet staple in my opinion!  

Swoon Swimwear | 40% off bikinis | I've had a Swoon bikini for a year and love it! (see review)

Nisolo | Birthday Sale | Select styles are 30% off and I love every pair of Nisolos I've ever tried!

accounts that inspired me this week

Q U O T E   O F   T H E   W E E K

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
— vincent van gogh

Pip is loving these fall leaves...

black and white corgi